Jay Shah BCCI secretary Jay Shah has given his verdict on PCB’s chairman Ramiz Raja’s proposal of an annual four-nation T20 tournament he said it is nothing but just a short-term commercial initiative.
Ramiz Raja is set to put this idea in the ICC annual board meeting which is to be held in the month March, Ramiz Raja told espncricinfo about his idea
said “My view is that a new structure based on pooling and sharing of income should be formed,”The idea is to register a company that works under the ICC and has a dedicated Chief Executive Officer regulating the entire financial model, with the income divided among all the members. There are numerous rivalries like Ashes, Pakistan-India rivalry so it can’t go wrong when four T20 sides come and play each other. We need to whet the fans’ appetite as they are getting fatigued, and we need to create something outside the FTP.”
unlike Ramiz Raja, the BCCI secretary wants the sports to be on the global level and he said he wants to see cricket in the Olympics, but Ramiz Raja’s proposal is based on the Super Series of Rugby.
What Ramiz Raja has to say?
I am not a big fan of bilateral T20 series as T20I cricket needs a new life amid the challenges around franchise cricket,” “Playing five bilateral T20Is is tedious, but if three or four nations play each other rather than bilateral series, that has massive potential in terms of generating revenue.
What is the scope?
the scope of four-nation playing a tournament is not that easy as it will ignore the associate nations furthermore, ICC is looking to make Cricket a global sport just like football and they are working on it.
there are many associate nations who are looking for full membership of ICC and if ICC approves the proposal of Ramiz Raja it won’t be fair to them.